The BBC series will conclude in the US in 2013.
November 26, 2012
It is being reported that BBC series Merlin, which airs on Syfy in the United States, has been cancelled after five seasons. The show will air its last episode in the UK this coming December, while the show's fifth and final season will premiere stateside on January 4, 2013.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)
04/10/14 at 05:44pm
I miss Merlin I think it should return and I am in the USA.
08/18/13 at 06:25pm
Love the show! Thanks so much!
05/18/13 at 03:02pm
Sorry to see Merlin end. There was another 5 years starting with Merlin coming out of the apothecary and admitting he is a wizard. On goes the struggle of Merlin and Arthur to make Camelot all that it can be. I expected this of SyFy but not the BBC. My wife, two adult children and I watched and loved this show.
01/24/13 at 10:38pm
I wish BBC would reconsider ending this wonderful series. I will miss it very much. I love the characters, and the story lines.
12/25/12 at 02:00pm
The nice thing about legends is that they're wonderful fodder for spinning off other legends. So it is that in the US we got "Smallville," a wonderful spinoff legend from the Superman comic book legends. The BBC did the same with "Merlin." I've read many variations (spinoffs) of the Arturian legend, and see "Merlin" as just another spinoff, in this case quite well done. I'm fortunate to get the BBC, have seen Season 5, and am very happy with how they finished it up. Now my next hope is MOVIE! MOVIE! MOVIE!
12/17/12 at 11:40pm
They are not canceling Merlin. It is the series finalie. They are ending the series after 5 years. I love this show. Love the actors but most off I like the twist on the Arthur legend. I'm buying season 4 this Jan and can't wait to watch it Even my husband watches it
12/15/12 at 08:34pm
I loved Merlin it was so different then anything on TV. Will miss it.
12/14/12 at 06:35pm
I watched it every now and then, real good family show, kinda old school in a nice way. This is really gay but I always thought Merlin looked a little freakish but I watched and ep recently after not watching if for a good couple of years and he looked strikingly handsome. Five years is long enough.
12/13/12 at 04:57pm
Sorry to hear that the series will not go on. I watch this from the UK and will really miss it. Even though it doesn't follow the true Merlin story, the acting, the storylines, and the special effects make it a good show. Not surprised at the cancellation as the UK usually only run a show for 5 or 6 series. Glad I have it on DVD.
12/13/12 at 03:30pm
I'm sorry for those who loved it, but at least it is winding up properly. I tried to like it, but since I studied the Arturian legend in college, I just couldn't ignore that the only thing this series had in common with the legend are the names. I didn't know this was from the BBC and am very surprised they would so totally trash their own awesome British legend for commercial reasons. The real beloved epic legend has deep and tragic characters and the story enduring lessons for humanity through the ages. Many believe that it is based on truth and is the story of the origin of England. I hope that those of you who loved this show would go and check out the real legend so it doesn't get lost. Watch an awesome 1981 movie, by John Boorman, called Excalibur. Plus a great book to read is The Once and Future King by T H White. Or just google it and check it out online.
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